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Lake Shore Trail (Council Bluff Trail)

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11.5 mile 18.5 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 335' 102 m
Descent: -335' -102 m
High: 1,185' 361 m
Low: 1,077' 328 m

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Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Beautiful hiking at Council Bluff Lake

Paul Stahlschmidt

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Following the contours of Council Bluff Lake, the Lake Shore Trail (aka Council Bluff Trail) is a Missouri favorite. This is a long trail, but there is very little elevation gain but short ups and downs around the the lake provide a great workout. There are two steeper, and longer climbs and descents on this trail, and a couple rocky sections but generally this trail is mostly smooth singletrack.

There are several places to start the 11.5 mile loop; this outlined route begins within the Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area at the Wild Boar Hollow Boat Launch, where a $3 day-use fee applies. Another trailhead worth noting begins at the Wild Boar Ridge Campground which has direct hike-in/hike-out access.

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